Story 2014-10-23 2TMT Nexus 9 Tablet to be powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 64-bit chips

Nexus 9 Tablet to be powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 64-bit chips

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story imageWho's happy about Google's newly-announced Nexus 9 Tablet? Well, lots of folks, but no one is happier than the guys at Nvidia. The Nexus 9 will be the first device to run new Android Lollipop, and powering it will be the 64-bit version of NVIDIA's Tegra K1.
[The Tegra K1 is] an ARM Holdings v8-based beast with dual 2.3 GHz Denver CPUs, and 192 Kepler GPU cores. That's a huge relief for NVIDIA shareholders, who still remember last year's painful Tegra 4 delays, which enabled Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 to win a coveted spot in Google's second-gen Nexus 7 tablet.
It's a fast chip, and reportedly smokes both the Nexus 6 Adreno 420 and Galaxy Note 4 Mali T-760 in GPU tests. Furthermore, Using the superscalar micro-architecture, these chipsets support Dynamic Code Optimization and use Kepler GPU architecture, which powers some of the world's few fastest gaming PCs and supercomputers.

The pundits claim this new chip, with its kepler architecture will allow Google to bring state-of-the art graphics to Android for PC and console-class games. At a minimum, it will allow your Angry Birds to fly a hell of a lot faster.

[2014-10-22 19:43 edit: Typo: Nexus, not Nekus]
Reply 5 comments

Nekus (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-10-23 19:07 (#2TMY)

Typo - please fix and then feel free to delete this comment. Thanks.

Re: Nekus (Score: 3, Funny)

by on 2014-10-23 19:42 (#2TN3)

Wow, that's a doozy. Fixed, but there's no way or any reason to delete comments, so this will stay. Like a badge of editor shame :)

Tablet spec wars? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-10-23 19:57 (#2TN7)

If they bring console level graphics to tablets, I hope Google Play will give some indication as to the performance that can be expected. It would stink to buy a game at console prices only to learn it wont run properly on your android device.

Re: Tablet spec wars? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-10-23 22:08 (#2TNF)

At least Google allows refunds in a short window. And you can filter reviews by device, but that only works if you have a popular one.

But I wouldn't be too concerned. In order to sell a game enough to get a profit, it will need to be widely playable.

f u nvidia! (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-10-29 14:34 (#2TS9)

no nvidia chips will be purchased on behalf of me, family or customers until nvidia opens up(which may never happen). I don't care how well it performs.